Tag: Israel

Daines Introduces Bill to Use Iranian Assets to Rebuild Israel after Hamas Attacks 

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the “Fortify Israel Act” to reallocate the $6 billion of frozen Iranian assets into an account for Israel to utilize for defense purposes.  “As the Iranian-backed terror group Hamas continues its barbaric attacks against the Israeli people, the United States must stand firmly by our biggest ally in the Middle East,” Daines said. “The United States must not only restrict Iran’s access to Biden’s $6 billion ransom payment but also repurpose those funds to help Israel recover from these horrific actions.” This bill also ensures that other frozen Iranian assets outside the $6 billion cannot be released or

Daines: Secure Our Border, Enforce the Rule of Law

“If Joe Biden and the Democrats won’t secure the border now, when are they ever going to do it?” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference implored the Biden administration to secure the southern border amid Hamas’ terrorist attacks in Israel last week.  To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Uzbekistan, Yemen.  “Why did I just name off those countries? This is not an exhaustive list. I was at the southern border on Wednesday,

Daines Introduces Bill to Prevent Biden Administration from Giving Palestinians American Visas or Gaining Entry Through Administration’s Parole Program

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the “Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission Act,” or the “GAZA Act,” which prevents the Biden administration from granting visas to holders of Palestinian Authority passports. Additionally, the bill would prevent the Department of Homeland Security from granting those individuals entry to the U.S. through the agency’s parole program. “During my recent trip to the southern border, I learned that since October 1, Border Patrol encountered people from Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, among others. They apprehended more than 151 people whose names appeared on the terror watch list in fiscal year 2023. Given the recent terror attacks

Daines: Iran Deal Will Not Prevent Iran From Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today took to the Senate floor to blast President Obama’s deal with Iran and underscored the serious security concerns the deal has for Israel, the United States and the world. Click here to watch Daines’ remarks. Click here to download Daines’ remarks.  Daines made the following remarks on the Senate floor this morning: “If Iran’s ultimate goal is to obtain a nuclear weapon, the deal reached by the Obama administration sets Iran on a course to do so.  “From the time this deal is agreed to, Iran has ten years to fill their coffers with tens of billions of dollars from newly unsanctioned oil sales and

In Case You Missed It: Daines on Protecting our Military Recruiters, Latest Developments on Iran Deal

“The fastest way to stop a bad guy with a gun – is a good guy with a gun.”  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today appeared on CNN, Fox News and Fox Business to speak on the importance of his bill, the SEMPER FI Act, which would allow military officers and non-commissioned officers the ability to carry a firearm at military recruitment centers. Daines underscored the crucial need for our men and women in uniform to be able to protect and defend themselves. Additionally, Daines joined Fox Business to discuss the latest developments on the Iran Deal. In the

Daines Statement on the UN Security Council Iran Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the United Nations (UN) Security Council voted unanimously to approve the P5+1 deal with Iran, the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism: “The President taking the deal with Iran to the United Nations before Congress even had its first full day to review the deal is an affront to the American people. The UN’s vote will not corner Congress into rubberstamping a bad deal. The actions taken by the President make clear that he is more concerned with his legacy than ensuring the safety of the American people. This

Daines Meets with Foreign Leaders and U.S. Troops in Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today announced that he recently returned from an official overseas congressional delegation trip to Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.   Daines had the opportunity to meet several Middle Eastern leaders and discuss political, economic and security issues facing Middle Eastern nations. Meetings included: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.   Daines also met with several Montana service members stationed in the Middle East, including General Paul Funk, a native of Roundup, Montana and a graduate of Montana

Daines: Obama Administration Extension Weakens U.S. Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s decision to extend the nuclear negotiations with Iran once again. “The Obama administration’s decision to ignore another deadline weakens our security by empowering Iran to continue its dangerous behavior without consequence. Our desire for negotiations to succeed should not blind the Obama administration from the reality that only Iran is benefitting from the current approach.  I believe Congress must impose stronger sanctions without further delay to exact real pressure on the Iranian regime to eliminate its capacity to build nuclear weapons.” ###

Daines Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s joint address before Congress. “It was an honor to hear today from Prime Minister Netanyahu — a strong leader for whom I have great respect and admiration. As our nations work together to address the growing threat of a nuclear Iran, it is imperative that we hear directly from Israel’s leaders.  Iran’s dangerous nuclear weapons program, persistent support of terrorist groups, and determination to expand its presence in the Middle East pose a serious threat not only to Israel, but to the United States and the world. Prime